Case Studies: Conformal Cooling and How to Evaluate the Business Case for Candidate Components: Packaging, Industrial & Automotive Applications

  • Date: May 16, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Room: Calhoun Salon

Improving mold cooling is an attractive way to reduce cycle time, reduce warping, and improve part quality. Conformal cooling is one method to improve mold cooling that has seen advances in recent years due to improvements in the quality of methods of manufacture, such as Additive Manufacturing, for the tool steel required to make such components. Case studies related to packaging, industrial, and automotive applications will be addressed. Particular note will be given to how to identify the correct candidate inserts or production lines from a business and standpoint. Custom molders are often left with challenges in justifying mold cost increases to their customers- developing the business case early in the job quoting process can help with this.